Monday, November 30, 2015

Week of November 30, 2015

This week we had Transfers. My companion Elder Trejo got transferred so on Thursday we went to Minot and he left for Minnesota and I got to spend the day in Minot it was awesome we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch it was super good!! That afternoon my companion Elder Maxfield got here.

We took some pics as a district before Elder Trejo Left. It was a good time.

This week is my first week of taking over the area. We taught 17 lessons so it was a pretty good week. We were pretty busy the first half of the week but kind of slowed down towards the end of the week.

We went to a house this week and they had a huge dog so of course we had to take a picture of that.

Hope you all have a great week!!

I love and miss you all


Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, November 23, 2015

Week of November 22, 2015

Hey Everyone,

This week was a a pretty good week. It has started to get cold on thanksgiving when we woke up it was -5 degrees. It doesn't really snow here it just rains ice and then blows around all day its pretty miserable honestly. On the plus side when we go out and knock doors when its cold and windy more people let us in we got let in a door to teach a lesson tracting for the first time since I have been here so that was pretty exciting. 

This week Elder Trejo and I set a goal to teach 16 lessons. Going into the last day we had 13 lessons and we have been trying really hard this week to reach our goals. A big focus in the mission has been to set realistic but faith filled goals. They told a funny story There were 2 sisters a few months ago who were driving and they ran out of gas and instead of calling for help they decided to take a water bottle that was in the car and say a prayer over the water that it would turn to gas... They then dumped the water bottle into the gas tank... Long story short they ended up ruining the engine and totaling the car... The faith that these two sisters had was amazing but they were not realistic. They told us that we need to make our goal realistic and not just faith filled but we also need to have faith while we are setting our goals. 
We also spoke in church this week. It went well, We talked about taking the name of Christ upon us. It was a pretty good topic to speak on, the talks went good. 

I hope you are all having a great holiday!! 

I love and miss you all,


Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015 Week

So this week was pretty exciting. We had zone conference on Tuesday and that is in Minot so we love to go there. Because that means we get to go to Walmart and FAST FOOD!! Its like Disneyland but better! Anyways the main point of the conference was about being 100% obedient and how we need to be 100% obedient. The way that they explained being obedient, and 100% obedient is they asked us if Laman and Lemule were obedient? And at first you say no. Then they asked if Nephi was obedient and everyone says yes. But if you think about it you realize that Laman and Lemule were obedient... They did everything that their father asked them to do. It was how they went about doing it. They did everything they were asked to do but they complained and did as little as they could to get it done.  So technically they still were obedient. Being 100% obedient is what Nephi did. He did everything he was asked to do and he did it to the best of his abilities and always gave his best effort. We all need to be a little bit more like Nephi.

We also had some fun this week. We got our truck stuck in some mud so that was fun. 

It is getting very cold here we were able to walk across a lake this week. Someone came and got mad at us! Cause I guess that's not safe or something... Like who knew!?

There was a day this week where it was super windy and a huge tree at the golf course blew down so of course we had to go get some pictures by it.

We were at Walmart this week so of course I had to get a new shirt! 

Love and Miss you all


Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, November 2, 2015

Week of October 26, 2015

This week was a pretty slow week and we only taught a few lessons. But the lessons that we did teach went really good!  We taught a lesson to Edmund he is the one who is going to be baptized in just a couple weeks. He is really taking in what we teach him and is trying to prepare to be baptized soon its really cool to see him start to understand the things that we are teaching him. Other than that this week we helped someone move for two full days it was nice little bit of change. We also worked at the Holy-Ween party its where a bunch of the local churches get together and have a big Halloween party. It was very different...

It is starting to get cold up here. We have had lots of rain this week and some snow but here the snow doesn't really hit the ground its pretty much just blowing ice around. It makes it very cold.